How New BlackEnergy Crimeware Enhanced to Target “Linux Systems” and “Cisco” Routers


Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have unearthed new capabilities in the BlackEnergy Crimeware weapon that has now ability to hacking routers, Linux systems and Windows, targeting industry through Cisco network devices.The antivirus vendor’s Global Research & Analysis Team released a report Monday detailing some of the new “relatively unknown” custom plug-in capabilities that the cyber espionage group has developed for BlackEnergy to attack Cisco networking devices and target ARM and MIPS platforms.The malware was upgraded with custom plugins including Ciscoapi.tcl which targets The Borg’s kit, and According to researchers, the upgraded version contained various wrappers over Cisco EXEC-commands and a punchy message for Kaspersky, which reads, F*uck U, Kaspersky U never get a fresh B1ack En3rgy. So, thanks C1sco 1td for built-in backdrops & 0-days.

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